View Full Version : Question about RO water? Please Help

01/10/2007, 08:55 PM
Hey everyone. I am still pretty new here so please be nice. My local shop which has been nice to supply me with RO water is going to be closing and then moving locations. He will only be open once or twice a week max. I am unable to make RO water myself. MY question is what is the next best thing to getting RO and can tap water be treated to create the same thing??????

01/10/2007, 08:58 PM
If you have a large WalMart, they sell RO water back where they sell the distilled water, and some grocery stores sell it. It is usually a self serve stand.

01/10/2007, 09:00 PM
you shouldnt really use tap water unless treated with a ro/di, if your in a pinch, get some 5 gallon plastic gas cans and stock up on it or go to walmart and get ro or distilled water in 1 gallon contanars, walmarts not the best but it will hold you over

01/10/2007, 09:58 PM
Is it for your 20g tank? I think you can just buy 2 gallons of distilled water from any super market or convinient store and that will be fine.

01/10/2007, 10:02 PM
There are a bunch of RO/DI units available at relatively cheap prices for home use. www.thefilterguys.biz have quality units. Imo, there is a huge difference between RO and RO/DI water. The DI stage will give you ultra pure water. And, it gives you more flexibility having a unit at home. You can get the water anytime you want. ;)

01/10/2007, 10:11 PM
check your yellow pages and see if anyone else arounds you sells ro/di water. there are two stores that sell within 5 minutes of my house. one is 30 cents/gallon and the other is 25 cents/gallon. Great thing is..the 25 cent/gallon water has a beter tds reading (0)that the 30 cents/gallon (.005-.025)..

01/10/2007, 10:23 PM
I also buy mine from the self serve stands 25 cents a gal or 5 gal for a buck. I did check the water with my test kits to see what I was buying.

01/11/2007, 05:50 AM
Thanks for all the help guys. I have read that distilled water should be fine also is this true or not???????////

01/11/2007, 06:09 AM
IMO, it's not as good as RO/DI. However, I don't believe you will hurt your tank with distilled.